Emergency Preparedness – How Prepared are You…?


Local Emergency Response Neighbourhoods (LERN) Program

What is LERN?
Local Emergency Response Neighbourhoods Program provides neighbourhood communities with information, training, and skills to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 7 days following a disaster.

Now is the Time to Prepare
Experience shows that in a disaster, 80% of your help comes from your neighbours and that neighbourhoods naturally come together in times of crisis. There is an abundance of talent in every neighbourhood just waiting to be needed.

The LERN Program in Seven Simple Steps

  1. Talk to the neighbours closest to you (about 10 homes) and invite them to become prepared for emergencies.
  2. Call 250.746.2560 or email to ask for a presentation – this can be done in someone’s yard or home.
  3. Invite your neighbours to attend (flyers provided).
  4. Come and find out how to prepare and get your questions answered.
  5. Challenge each other to get prepared and share great ideas and finds.
  6. Map important information about your neighbourhood.
  7. Sign up for the free training provided and continue developing your community spirit.

Now you’re ready to help each other get through an emergency or disaster when it happens!

100 Years – We Remember November 11 – 11:00 a.m.

Canada Remembers – 100 Years

Sunday, November 11th – 11:00 a.m.

Cobble Hill Cenotaph – Remembering the Fallen

Cobble Hill Cenotaph

Community Hall, Cobble Hill

Spectators are requested to be in place at their seats by 10:30am

THE  BELLS  OF  PEACE is a Royal Canadian Legion initiative taking place all across Canada – starting in Newfoundland at sunset, rolling through the provinces and time zones, with the finale at Fort Rodd Hill at 4:39 p.m.

Details:  Starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by a reception at the Cobble Hill Hall

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Malahat Legion District Branch #134 – Shawnigan Lake

Address: 1625 Shawnigan-Mill Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC.

Branch Contact:  http://www.malahatlegion.com/